Scarborough Middle School

Family Newsletter for 1-14-2022

Hello Scarborough Middle School Families,


Please take a close look at this week’s Friday Family News. There are lots of important pieces of information included this week.


We hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend.


Respectfully,

Kathy Tirrell, Principal

David Currier, Assistant Principal

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

January 17 - Monday

  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day

January 18 - Tuesday

January 19 - Wednesday

January 20 - Thursday

January, 21, 2022

  • End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

February 16 - Wednesday

  • Early Release - 12:55pm

February 21 - Monday

  • NO SCHOOL - President's Day

February 22 through 25

  • NO SCHOOL - February Break


Our SMS Daily rotation of A, B, C, D days can be found on our webpage: SMS Monthly Calendar. The District Monthly Calendar has additional information on upcoming events district-wide along with the District School Year Calendar (PDF).

UPCOMING BAND AND CHORUS CONCERTS

The SMS Band and Chorus Programs are excited to perform their first concert this year! Both concerts are in the HS auditorium for in-person viewing OR via livestream.


Please see links below:


6th Grade Band and 8th Grade Chorus Concert

Tuesday, January 18th - 7:00 PM


Livestream link: https://youtu.be/JwGcMxprh2c

Program: 6th Grade Band and 8th Grade Chorus 2022 Winter Concert Program


7th and 8th Grade Band Concert

Wednesday, January 19th - 7:00 PM


Livestream link: https://youtu.be/GW2WI6OI9Ic

Program: 7th and 8th Grade Band 2022 Winter Concert Program

**STUDENT ABSENCE REPORTING**

Recently we have seen an increase in "unexcused" absences of middle school students. Unless an absence timeline is stated by a parent or guardian, if your student will be absent, families need to call or email the main office on a daily basis.


Families should report their middle school student's absence from school by calling the SMS main office at 207-730-4800 or by email at msoffice@scarboroughschools.org. A reason for the absence must be stated, otherwise SMS office staff will reach out to determine the reason for the absence.


Excusable reasons for an absence:


  • illness
  • appointment
  • religious holiday
  • family emergency
  • planned absence


For Planned Absences (a day out of school which is not illness or medical appointment related), families should fill out the Scarborough Middle School Planned Absence form, which is found here.


For questions about attendance, please contact the Scarborough Middle School main office at 207-730-4800 or email us at msoffice@scarboroughschools.org

POOLED TESTING

Scarborough Public Schools has compiled a webpage to ensure that our families have the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and how are schools are responding. The intent is to provide a central location for all communication with families.


Information and reminders on Pooled Testing and the positive COVID-19 reporting Forms for each of our schools can be found on this webpage.


THE STOCK MARKET GAME - RESULTS!

Congratulations goes out to three of our students at Scarborough Middle School for their investing efforts in The Stock Market Game!


Abigail Richards, 8th grade, won second place in the Fall 2021 session of The Stock Market Game! This session focuses on investing with stocks only. Abby's top stock earned a 38.4% return!


Levi Bennett, 7th grade, won first place and Dillon Jenkins, 7th grade, won second place in the 2021 Fall Diversification session of The Stock Market Game! This session focuses on investing with stocks, mutual funds, and bonds!


Great job investors!

SMS YEARBOOK 21-22

YEARBOOK PREORDER


  • Order online through Lifetouch. School ID Code is 12904722.
  • Only limited extras are available at the end of the year so make sure to order ahead of time!


More information on our SMS Yearbook can be found online on the SMS Yearbook Website. For questions about the SMS Yearbook, please contact Will Cabana, Yearbook Advisor at wcabana@scarboroughschools.org.

8TH GRADE BABY PICTURES

Due: Monday, January 17, 2022


  • Families are encouraged to send in a baby picture of their 8th grader to be included in the Yearbook!

  • No charge to submit baby picture

  • Recommend age: newborn to 3 years old

  • How to submit your picture:

  • If possible, the file should be a .jpg or .png image and the file name should in the following format: FirstName LastName (no comma)

  • Pictures will be included in a collage of all baby pictures with name included.

  • Email Mr. Cabana for assistance if needed.

SMS ATHLETICS

Winter Sports 2 Registration is OPEN (For Grades 7 & 8)

Scarborough Middle School Athletic Families,


Registration for Winter 2 Sport 2021-2022 at the Middle School is now open and accepting registrations through FamilyID. The registration form may be found on the homepage at Scarboroughredstorm.org, at FamilyID.com or by clicking here and must be completed by a Parent/Guardian. It is important that you make sure you register your child as soon as possible so that the department has sufficient time to look over all registration prior to the start of the season. Registering your child late may hinder their ability to participate on the first day and may result in not getting further communication regarding your child's sport(s).


Sports Start Dates:

  • Swim, Wrestling & Indoor Track - Monday, February 7, 2022


*Schedule for sports games and practices, when activated, may be found here ⇢ these schedules can always be found at this link.


More information on SMS Winter 2 Sports can be found here.

AFTER SCHOOL SPECTATORS NOTICE

Scarborough Middle School Families,


We would like to, first, applaud our middle school student body for their attendance and support for the middle school basketball teams thus far in the season. For our first two home basketball contests we have had a good number of students come out to cheer on their school counterparts, this shows great school pride.


As you may know Scarborough Public Schools has a masking policy in which any individual (regardless of vaccination status) must be masked at all times inside any SPS building. While in attendance at after school events, our student body has been good about following this policy, with the exception of bringing food items into the gym. We have noticed that students who have been without their masks for any particular amount of time have done so because of consuming these food items.


To further allow student spectators at these events and to continue to offer a safe environment, this is something we must remedy. Moving forward, we will not be allowing food or drink inside the middle school gym. Exception to this policy is for student-athletes to drink water as needed during activity by lowering their mask briefly.


In an effort to continue to create a safe environment for after school events with spectators and to continue to allow students to support, show school pride and grow school spirit we ask that you share the above information with your child if they plan on attending an after school event. These guidelines should be closely followed by your child.


We appreciate your help and support as we move forward! As always GO STORM🌩!!


~SPS Athletics & Activities

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